Alberto Barrera Tyszka
Alberto Barrera Tyszka, poet and novelist, is well known in Venezuela for his Sunday column in the newspaper El Nacional. He co-wrote the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Hugo Chávez (2007), the first biography of the Venezuelan president. His novel The Sickness
won the prestigious Herralde Prize and was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Homeland or Death
was the winner of the Tusquets Prize.